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Stihl BG 50 Spec Sheet

The Stihl BG 50 is a gas-powered handheld leaf blower delivering 412 CFM at 159 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27.2 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 412
MPH Up to 159
Blowing Force 13 N
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 27.2 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlNo
Fuel tank 14.5 fl. oz.
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 7.9 lbs
Noise rating 70 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes

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Description

Get superior performance from the BG 50 gasoline-powered handheld blower. Built here in America, this reasonably priced tool boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in the STIHL gas-powered line, making it the perfect choice for homeowners seeking premium STIHL quality. Its lightweight, compact design features a fuel-efficient engine, toolless air filter access and an upright fuel tank for easier filling. Clean up yard waste and leaf piles quickly and easily with this affordable and convenient blower. (source: Stihl)

Overview of the Stihl BG 50

The Stihl BG 50 in use

The Stihl BG 50

  • Power: The Stihl BG 50 is a gas-powered blower with a maximum air volume rating of 412 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 159 MPH.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. Among other gas-powered handheld blowers, the Stihl BG 50 can be considered light, weighing only 7.9 lbs.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 27.2 cc. Being that this is a 2-stroke engine, it must be fuelled using a mix of gas and oil. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the BG 50 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Stihl BG 50 to match.
  • Noise: As far as gas-powered handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 70 dB.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity, with a tank able to hold around 14.5 fl. oz of fuel.

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The Stihl BG 50's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Stihl BG 50 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Maxing out at 159 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Poulan Pro PPBV25, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 230 MPH.
  • The BG 50 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 412 CFM, which is common for gas-powered handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET, with 650 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas handheld blowers, the Stihl BG 50 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Lightweight (7.9 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (14.5 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (70 dB)
  • Decent CFM (412 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No cruise control
  • Low MPH (159 MPH)

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About Stihl

Stihl AG & Company KG was founded by Andreas Stihl in 1926. The German company specializes in handheld outdoor power equipment. Over the past fifty years, Stihl has opened manufacturing plants in Brazil, the United States, and China. The German company’s sure and steady expansion has made it a leading provider of in the lawn, forestry, and landscape maintenance industries.

Warranty Information

The Stihl BG 50 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Stihl blowers, please consult Stihl's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-467-8445.

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    The Big 50 performs great, one of the best leaf blowers I have used in years, starts with one or two pulls , I have found it to be very easy to use and light , only wish it had an attachment to reduce the airflow so one can control the leaf direction better. otherwise one heck of a machine.

    + PROS: Great price Powerful for a lightweight machine.
    - CONS: no attachment to help direct air flow.
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